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Weekend Edition: Preserving Lina Bo Bardi, New York’s Subcultures, and more

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Restaurante do Coaty on the Ladeira da Misericordia (Angela Starita/Via the Architecture League)
Restaurante do Coaty on the Ladeira da Misericordia (Angela Starita/Via the Architecture League)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

The interior of the Caso do Benin in Salvador, Brazil, designed by Lina Bo Bardi

The interior of the Caso do Benin in Salvador, Brazil, designed by Lina Bo Bardi (Gabriel Fernandes/Via Wikipedia)

Lina Bo Bardi’s Brazilian masterworks are in danger of being lost

Three Brazilian and Italian architects and scholars gathered to discuss the legacy of Lina Bo Bardi and the state of preservation of her works.

California’s outgoing governor Jerry Brown has signed a slew of pro-housing bills into law. (Nari Nandakumar)

Before leaving office, California governor Jerry Brown enacts pro-housing legislation

Long considered an environmental steward and an urban booster, outgoing California governor Jerry Brown has signed a series of pro-density and housing-friendly bills into law as the final legislative session of his last term as governor draws to a close. AN looks at some of his recent achievements.

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City at the Storefront for Art and Architecture

Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and David Benjamin/The Living at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City (Rafael Gamo)

Storefront’s Subculture show sets big ambitions by focusing on the microscopic

The curators of the latest exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City, position their show as a corrective to all this germ anxiety by proposing we not eradicate our microbes but explore them as a force for design innovation. We took a look and wrote a review.

Enjoy the fall weather, and see you on Monday!

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